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Al Madsen retiring effective ...
Al Madsen retiring effective Nov. 30
Retiring City Administrator Al Madsen said Nelson would be at the Nov. 16 Maple Grove City Council meeting for introduction.
Madsen will be working with the city as the city administrator until the end of the month.
Councilor Karen Jaeger said, "Al you are father, a husband, a colleague, a mentor, a leader and most of all a friend.
said, "And I'm going to miss all of you too very much.
MGCO - Pierre Bottineau Parade
Retiring City Administrator, Al Madsen,
is Parade Grand Marshal
Alan (Al) Madsen has been with the City of Maple Grove since 1983.
He began as the Director of Economic Development and in 1992, he became the Director of Community & Economic Development.
In 1997, he was appointed to the position of City Administrator but continued to serve as the Director of Community & Economic Development until December 2000.
Prior to coming to the City of Maple Grove, he was with the Minnesota Department of Economic Development.
Al is a graduate of St. Cloud State University and the Harvard Graduate School of Design for Community Development.
He is a member and past President of the Economic Development Association of Minnesota.
He is a member of the North Hennepin Chamber of Commerce, Sensible Land Use Coalition and League of Minnesota Cities.
Al is on the board and executive committee member of Twin Cities Metro Certified Development Corporation, an SBA "504" development corporation that provides financing for businesses in the seven-county metro area and portions of Wisconsin.
Al is Chairman of the Board for the Northwest Suburban Cable Communications Commission and also serves as chair of the Executive Committee and Budget Committee.
currently serves on the North Metro Mayor's Association
2019 Operating Committee for Highway 610
He also is on the board and operating committee of the Municipal Legislative Commission.
Al is one of the founders of the North Hennepin Leadership Academy and served on the board of directors for many years.
In addition, he
is one of the founding members of the Maple Grove Historical Preservation Society
is a past local, state, national and international officer of the Jaycees
wife, Sharon, reside in Maple Grove and have two grown children, Scott and Michele, as well as two grandchildren.
The Developer - June/July 2004
Retiring City Admnistrator, Al ...
Retiring City Admnistrator, Al Madsen, Is Parade Grand Marshal.
The Developer - August/September 2004
Awarded to: Alan Madsen, City of Maple Grove
Boston Scientific is Maple Grove's major employer with more than 2,600 jobs, and the new project will generate 600 new jobs in the next two years.Boston Scientific is a solid corporate citizen and takes great pride in maintaining a beautiful corporate campus.The City of Maple Grove provided a small amount of tax increment financing to develop the third building and also will handle improvements to campus access points.The campus is beautifully landscaped, and the buildings are constructed of brick, stone and glass.It maintains a great, attractive presence to the nearby residents as well as a beautiful corporate image from I-94 and Weaver Lake Road.Maple Grove City Administrator Al Madsen started working with SciMed, now Boston Scientific, in the early 1990s and is very pleased with the continued development.He
states that Boston Scientific management and all employees are true professionals and great to work with.